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  • n. A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns.
  • n. A species of damask made on the drawloom.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; -- called also drawboy.
  • n. A species of damask made on the drawloom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A loom used in figure-weaving.
  • n. The warp-threads are passed through loops made in strings arranged in a vertical plane, a string to each warp-thread. The strings are arranged in separate groups, and are pulled by a draw-boy in the order required by the pattern, the groups being drawn up by pressing upon handles. It was the predecessor of the Jacquard loom.

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Examples

  • The visual result of this technical problem, as much as the size limitations imposed by the drawloom and the same inadequate financing and lack of consumer demand that appear to have doomed The Picture Office, may be reasons Le Blon's imitation tapestries were even less successful than his imitation paintings.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • The drawloom mechanism that Le Blon used to make his tapestries could accommodate a large number of extra wefts, the yarns that created the pattern.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Le Blon freely admitted that his invention was a variation on brocade weaving; it involved use of a drawloom to create the image.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • We hear nothing further of Jacquard for some years, but in the interval he seems to have prosecuted his improvement in the drawloom for the better manufacture of figured fabrics; for, in

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  • The full spectrum of weaving techniques is also represented in the collection, from simple plain weave to jacquard and complex drawloom woven pattern.

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  • 4400 B.C.; (Jacquard drawloom, pattern controlled by punch cards) Jacques de Vaucanson, France, 1745, Joseph-Marie Jacquard, 1801; (flying shuttle) John Kay, England, 1733; (power-driven loom) Edmund Cartwright, England, 1785.

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  • Besides being the early loom that preceeded the Jaquard loom, also the name of a type of damask made on such a loom.

    November 22, 2010